A new option on the Walkalone app allows users to choose a high efficiency mode which helps speed up delivery and efficiency of alerts and maps of their location sent through to their emergency contact's mobile phone.
Users see the option when switching on the Walkalone app. So what's the difference between normal and high efficiency mode?
Both modes address the recipient of the alert personally and the urgent tone of the message remains unchanged.
However, alerts sent in normal mode contain the map of the user's location within the alert whereas high efficiency mode contains a unique code for recipients to access the location map at Walkalone.co.uk and a short instruction telling them how.
This update adds further strength to an already powerful tool at the fingtertips of victims of any kind of social or domestic violence, be they women, children, teen or pensioner - any phone user in fact.
High-efficiency alerts only contain text rather than dynamic googlemaps URLs which can be lengthy. Lengthy googlemaps urls are not favoured by all mobile phone SMS networks so may flag to the operator's individual spam regulations.
Walkalone high-efficiency mode counters the problem securing faster first time success for alerts.